Submitted by aabolina on Mon, 11/24/2014 - 14:41
In every series of Diabetes Voices, we present individuals from all over the world who share their perspective on life with diabetes. In this instalment, three people living with diabetes share their volunteering experience in the diabetes community and how it has changed any aspect or perspective of living with the condition.
Submitted by aabolina on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 13:29
An epidemiological transition is occurring in Tunisia. Prevalence of diabetes has increased from 2.3% in 1977 to 6.4% in 1990 and reached 10 to 15% in 2000. Increased diabetes prevalence is rising hand-in-hand with obesity, which represents an important risk factor of type 2 diabetes.
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:50
Primary prevention of type 2 diabetes has been shown to be effective in many parts of the world. It has been years since important studies affirmed that preventative measures such as moderate weight loss, moderate physical activity and low-fat, high fibre food choices can help offset impaired glucose tolerance from progressing to a case of type 2 diabetes.1,2
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:44
Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in Southeast Asia with a population exceeding 180 million. Today, diabetes prevalence in Pakistan is estimated to be 6.8%.1 In 2010, a World Bank report warned that Pakistan is facing a health crisis, with rising rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease obesity and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:35
Good self-management is crucial for experiencing a healthy life with diabetes. Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Diabetes Self-Management Support (DSMS) activities provide a process for people living with diabetes to gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify their behaviour. DSME and DSMS also help people with diabetes self-manage the disease and related conditions.
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:00
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that over 382 million people currently live with diabetes globally. This accounts for 11% of the adult population and is projected to increase to near 592 million by 2035. The data reveals that over 80% of persons living with diabetes are from developing countries.
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 15:48
Promoting oral health is essential in order to prevent and reduce the negative consequences of type 2 diabetes and to maintain good health.1 Tragically, periodontal disease significantly contributes to the risk of dying from diabetes.
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 15:16
Submitted by aabolina on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 13:42
Several different battles are illustrated by the contents of this Issue of Diabetes Voice. The first of these is the battle individuals face to maintain any kind of diabetes self-care in the wake of cataclysmic natural disasters – hurricanes, typhoons, inundations, earthquakes, forest fires or whatever form these disasters may take.
Submitted by aabolina on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 13:26